Lalong Commiserates With Victims of Jos Violence, Reacts To Insinuations that His Government Is Inactive.
The Government of Plateau has said it holds every single live as sacred and cannot play politics with human lives.
Naija News recalls that a 32 man Sarasuka terrorist group was recently arrested in Jos.
In a statement, Governor Simon Lalong commiserated with residents of the state especially Miango and Jos communities who have witnessed attacks recently.
Speaking through his Commissioner for Information and Communication, Hon. Yakubu Dat, he said, “While government is saddened by these attacks, I wish to reiterate that the government is not resting on its oars to find lasting solutions to these attacks. We will never leave our citizens at the mercy of these attackers no matter the situation because it is our constitutional duty to ensure the safety of lives and well being of the people.”
The governor also expressed displeasure over attitude of some individuals who, he said, were scoring cheap political points and sowing seeds of discord among the people despite government effort in providing security of lives and property.
“It has come to our notice that some people are bent on scoring very cheap political points and sowing seeds of discord among the peace loving people by attributing the current security challenges especially the recent attacks to what they feel as action or inaction of the government. Any attempt to portray this government in bad light remains an exercise in futility. He added
Governor Lalong warned oppositions of the state that the issue of insecurity is not limited ” to Plateau as being insinuated by some merchants of death, who despite the relative peace being enjoyed in the state, feel that government is not doing anything to arrest the situation.”
Lalong said governors in the country do not have absolute control of security apparatuses in their respective states, but said that would not distract his administration from moving ahead with the various strategies being put in place to ensure the security of all communities.
While reassuring that his administration was committed to the safety and peaceful coexistence of the people, Lalong welcomed Criticisms of his administration.
“We wish to state that while government welcomes constrictive criticisms from citizens, we will not fold our hands and allow spent horses to us back to the dark days of violence,” he said .